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Wildfire Rips Through Miles Of Central Wash.

Posted: 08/14/2012 - A fast-moving wildfire burned at least 60 homes across about 27,000 acres of central Washington, one of several blazes burning Tuesday across the West.

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Mars Rover Curiosity May Be on the Move In a Week

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Controllers "couldn't be happier" with Curiosity so far, a scientist says after the rover landed in Gale Crater on August 6; The rover could take its first short test drive in about a week, the mission manager says.

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Cops Say 'Waterboard Doc' Was Experimenting On His Kids

Updated: 08/14/2012 - A Delaware pediatrician who achieved national recognition for his research into near-death experiences involving children may have been experimenting on his 11-year-old stepdaughter by waterboarding her, police said in court documents.

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Texas A&M Gunman Apologized for Killing Police Officer

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Thomas Caffall was the gunman who killed two and injured four. College Station Police say the gunman apologized as he lay dying. Highly regarded law enforcement officer Brian Bachmann (pictured here) was slain in the serving of the eviction notice.

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Kotter's "Horshack," Ron Palillo, Dies at 63

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Palillo played Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter" He's died of a heart attack in Florida at age 63, according to his agent. Palillo had been teaching acting to high school students.

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Ryan To Hold First Fund-Raisers As VP Candidate

Posted: 08/13/2012 - He's been on the GOP ticket just three days and already Paul Ryan is helping raise money for the Republican Party and his presidential running mate Mitt Romney.

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House Oversight Panel Files Contempt Suit Against Holder

Posted: 08/13/2012 - House committee files lawsuit in dispute over "Fast and Furious" documents. Lawsuit seeks order rolling back White House executive privilege claim in case. Top House Democrat says lawsuit is a waste of time, political distraction.

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Protesting Scouts Return Their Eagle Awards

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Protesters have posted letters and photos of their Eagle badges and medals that they've sent to Robert Mazzuca, chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Rep. Jackson Suffers From Bipolar Disorder

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Jackson's wife recently said he was suffering from depression. Jackson has not been on Capitol Hill for the past three months.

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Three Killed in Texas A&M Campus Shootings

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Three law enforcement officers and a civilian are being treated for injuries, police say. The Brazos County constable killed had gone to deliver an eviction notice. The suspected gunman also died, along with a "civilian bystander."

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Hecklers Greet Ryan At First Solo Campaign Stop

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Rep. Paul Ryan, whom Mitt Romney's campaign plans to deploy heavily in Iowa, was greeted on Monday with resistance from an aggressive group of hecklers at his first solo campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair.

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Michelle Obama Explains Kiss Cam Kerfuffle

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Michelle Obama got personal with late night host Jay Leno on Monday, explaining why she and the president didn't initially partake in the Kiss Cam tradition at a sporting event a few weeks ago.

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Lightning Bolt Tears Up Backyard Of Mass. House

Posted: 08/13/2012 - One Massachusetts homeowner experienced the brute strength of nature after a lightning bolt traveled through her backyard, digging up a 25-foot trench and shooting shards of tree trunk and large stones through the air.

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Judge In Colo. Massacre Case Keeps Gag Order

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The judge in the deadly Colorado theater shooting case refused Monday to lift a gag order that prevents the University of Colorado from releasing information about former graduate student and suspect James Holmes.

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Helen Gurley Brown, Iconic Cosmo Editor, Dead At 90

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Helen Gurley Brown, the editor who made Cosmopolitan magazine into a single girl's handbook of sex and glamour, died Monday after a brief hospitalization in New York, according to the Hearst Corporation. She was 90.

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Executives Advocate A Military Approach To Cybersecurity

Posted: 08/13/2012 - A new study being released by a private Internet security company highlights cyberworld weaknesses when it comes to gathering intelligence on hackers and suggests that businesses take a more military-minded approach to defense.

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Judge In Colo. Massacre Case Keeps Gag Order

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The judge in the deadly Colorado theater shooting case refused Monday to lift a gag order that prevents the University of Colorado from releasing information about former graduate student and suspect James Holmes.

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